Laser Teeth Whitening Side Effects
Do you need whiter teeth immediately? Forget teeth whitening/bleaching toothpaste, forget over-the-counter bleaching kits and skip the professional at home teeth whitening/bleaching trays. While these methods produce results, they take time. You need laser teeth whitening. Teeth whitening/bleaching clinics provide this service, and within one to two hours you can have a much brighter smile. Depending on your level of staining, additional appointments may be necessary, but a dramatic change can be expected even after the first go around.
During Laser teeth whitening a tooth whitening/bleaching gel is applied to the teeth, and a laser is used to intensify the effect and penetrate teeth enamel. Another variation of this method is a non laser, light used to activate a tooth whitening/bleaching gel. Both of these teeth whitening/bleaching services work very quickly and are highly effective.
Laser teeth whitening can also be helpful for those who suffer from extremely resistant staining from smoking, medication or other issues.
However, there are side effects to this aggressive teeth whitening/bleaching service. One side effect
due to dentist error is burnt or swollen lips. Because of this, only utilize experienced, well trained teeth whitening/bleaching dentists. Don't be afraid to ask for references and credentials.
Another laser teeth whitening side effects that may occur is “zings” of pain in the teeth. These quick surges of pain may occur during and after treatment, but generally subside after two or three days. This is not due to any error, it is a common side effect.
Although the “zings” associated with laser tooth whitening/bleaching treatments are temporary, ongoing tooth sensitivity is common.
It should be noted that laser tooth whitening is also much more expensive than the professional tooth whitening/bleaching tray treatments.
If you are pregnant or nursing, or under the age of 13, laser whitening is not recommended.
In spite of the high cost and side effects, laser teeth whitening/bleaching services have many happy recipients. The first step in determining if this option is right for you is to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
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